21 Jul 2010

Afghan soldier kills US trainers

6:11 am on 21 July 2010

An Afghan soldier opened fire on Tuesday at a training base in northern Afghanistan, killing two US civilian trainers and another Afghan soldier.

NATO says the shooter was also killed in the incident at Camp Shaheen, outside Mazar-e-Sharif.

One NATO soldier and an Afghan soldier were wounded.

A renegade soldier last week killed three members of a British Gurkha regiment, before escaping, in Helmand province.

About 150,000 US and NATO troops are in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban.